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HOW TO HELP YOUR ITCHY, FLAKY DOG DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.


I remember with IceMan, Blue and Jordan, that during the winter months particularly, their coat occasionally got "flaky". I would imagine it is due to the dry cold winter air outside as well as the increased temperature inside the house. Seeing that my dogs have always been "inside dogs" - they too reap the benefits of a warm house - I like adding some Omega-3 Fatty Acid to their diet to help with any dry itchy skin!



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Saturday, November 19, 2011
Omega -3 Fatty Acids - Flax Seed!

Flax Seed is a great additive all year around! Organic Ground Flax Seed is even better! Organic or not flax seed contains fibre ( both soluble and insoluble ), an excellent source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid, great for healthy skin and coat and flax seed has also been linked to some relief of mild arthritic issues!
This is quite possibly the richest plant source of antioxidants and Omega-3's around.

I like to keep the house warm and cozy. Before the heat kicked in I wanted to make sure Kratos and Taro would have a steady supply of Omega-3's. What is the best way to get it into them you ask? Simple. Cookies! After all, I do run a Dog Barkery right? (visit BrainyCakes)

After a few experiments I have come up with a few awesome recipes to introduce to my new line of treats ( drum roll please..) 100% Organic Flax Snacks!

Recipe 1. Organic Sweet Potato
Recipe 2. Organic Sweet Potato and Organic Apple ( naturally sweetened )
Recipe 3. Organic Banana

I have combined some nutritious, wholesome ingredients to make these cookies a sure hit! I chose ingredients with higher naturally occurring sugars to make sure these healthy snacks are tasty too!

High Quality Dog Food does contain Omega-3 - I know Orijin does for sure. As I said earlier, my previous dogs ( even while eating high quality food ) seemed a little more itchy and flaky during the colder months - and adding more Omega-3's will not harm your pooch. Supplements are always better when they are in a form of a treat - helps that these cookies actually taste good too!


If you are considering using oils (instead of ground, dry products) - flax seed, fish oil, capsules etc. please remember to start on the low end of the recommended dose - sometimes too much oil can lead to tummy upsets!

Happy Eating!

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